Thursday, November 8, 2007

Volunteer Thursday

I think I am becoming my mother-in-law, and this time, in a good way. Today, after squeezing in an hour of work, I made 4 cakes for a bake sale on Saturday to benefit Habitat for Humanity in San Diego. Our local parent's club is sponsoring the bake sale, and I am a big fan of baked goods, so I volunteered to make a couple things to sale. My contributions will be wine cake, pumpkin cranberry bread and honey cake. I am also throwing in a couple jars of homemade jam, Apricot Nectarine and Local Red Plum. Here is the picture of all the little jars waiting to go!

After my baking binge, I headed over to my kid's school to help setup the Book Fair. The kids came with and were hugely helpful with putting out books, numbering and setting up book stands. Then they both spent some time compiling their wish lists - it was cute the way Little A (who does not read) went around and wrote down the books that she liked, I think mostly based on the covers. And then The Big Guy wrote down about 20 books he says he cannot live without. I guess I could have bigger problems.

That would be 6 solid hours of volunteering. Pretty good!


Nancy Bergenske said...

Hi there! I found you over on NaBloPoMo... I am a NorCal girl too.... but a few hours north of you. Would love the recipe for wine cake...sounds delicious!

G said...

Thanks for visiting! Here is the recipe:

1 pkg white cake mix
1 pkg vanilla pudding
4 large eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup sherry (Marsala is ok)
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Combine ingredients and beat for 5 minutes. Pour into greased Bundt pan and bake at 350F for 50-55 minutes.